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The Desert Spear: Book Two of The Demon Cycle (edition 2011)

by Peter V. Brett

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Title:The Desert Spear: Book Two of The Demon Cycle
Authors:Peter V. Brett
Info:Del Rey (2011), Edition: Reprint, Mass Market Paperback, 672 pages
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A fantastic book. If the author had only skipped unnecessary descriptions and written as cleanly as Brandon Sanderson, I'd have given it five stars for sure. ( )
  piersanti | Sep 28, 2014 |
Excellent book and a worthy sequel. One star away from perfect because it lacked to produce some of that rush the first book did when read. ( )
  Me-chan | Jun 19, 2014 |
In this second installment of the Demon Cycle you get more of Jardir's background. How he came to believe himself to be the Deliverer and the influence of his powerful and influential wife. You will get more information on how he and Arlen became friends and just what life in Krasian is like. Every night the chosen men, Sharum, battle demons in an arena they have made. They do not believe in hiding indoors - that is for women and children.
Jardir crown himself, with the help of the spear that he stole from Arlen, the Shar'Dama Ka or deliverer and set out across the lands to gather troops and conquer lands in the name of his Daylight War.
There is a new breed of demon never before seen and both Arlen (the warded man) and Jardir will be push to their limits to overcome its influence.

Full of action from beginning to end The Desert Spear is a must, especially is you have read The Warded Man. ( )
  arhoads29 | Jun 8, 2014 |
This is one hell of a fantasy novel. Continuing and expanding upon the epic begun in The Warded Man, The Desert Spear catapults the adventure to a whole new level. The story follows several different characters as the world reacts to the rediscovery of attack wards that allow humanity to fight back against the demons that have plagued them for centuries. While our heroes, Arlen, Leesha, & Rojer, want to share the new wards with the world and teach everyone to defend themselves, there are others, including Ahmann Jardir, who want to keep the wards for themselves and use them to take over the world. Brett builds an incredibly detailed universe with wonderful characters and a compelling, intricate narrative that could one day rival George R.R. Martin's Song of Fire and Ice series. Where The Warded Man was just pretty good and at times was somewhat amateurish, The Desert Spear shows tremendous improvement. If Brett continues on this trajectory, it won't be long before he's considered one of fantasy's superstars. ( )
  InvisiblerMan | Apr 27, 2014 |
still have not finished this.. just not as gripping as the first.. really wanted to know the other side of the story of when the spirits were trapped in the walled city, but there was little to no mention of it. This side of the story just feels distant ( )
  max-rush | Mar 30, 2014 |
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"The sun is setting on humanity. The night now belongs to voracious demons that prey upon a dwindling population forced to cower behind half-forgotten symbols of power. Legends tell of a Deliverer: a general who once bound all mankind into a single force that defeated the demons. But is the return of the Deliverer just another myth? Perhaps not. Out of the desert rides Ahmann Jardir, who has forged the desert tribes into a demon-killing army. He has proclaimed himself Shar?Dama Ka, the Deliverer, and he carries ancient weapons?a spear and a crown?that give credence to his claim. But the Northerners claim their own Deliverer: the Warded Man, a dark, forbidding figure. Once, the Shar?Dama Ka and the Warded Man were friends. Now they are fierce adversaries. Yet as old allegiances are tested and fresh alliances forged, all are unaware of the appearance of a new breed of demon, more intelligent?and deadly?than any that have come before" --Cover, p. 4.… (more)

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